West view from Murmur-y-Don

ROUND WINDOW | DRAWING ROOM | KITCHEN | STUDY

Murmur-y-Don sleeps seven, in three double bedrooms and one single bedroom. All bedrooms have a washhandbasin. Have a closer look at the bedrooms here.

There is a bathroom upstairs, with the huge original 1907 cast-iron bath, and a shower room downstairs with a modern Aqualisa rainwater shower. Inspect them.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a Firebird (like an Aga, but better and much more flexible) an electric oven, a microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, toaster, Dolce Gusto espresso machine and a walk-in larder.

There is free unlimited fibre-optic wi-fi broadband. At 37 Mbps it is not quite as fast as fibre-optic elsewhere in the country, but it’s adequate. Because the walls of the house are three feet thick, its range is limited — it won’t work in the kitchen, for example — but our wi-fi extender has largely solved that. Call 01766 780263 for the password.

The drawing room is L-shaped and has an HD TV with a DVD player. Off the drawing room is the Round Window, a circular room to take advantage of the spectacular views. It has 108 panes of glass, each one hand curved so the horizon isn’t refracted. Think of a pencil in a glass of water. In 2014 replacement panes cost £60 each!

Pets are welcome. Please keep dogs off the furniture and definitely off the beds. Dog owners are requested to hoover every day.

The weather can change very quickly. Click on the little arrow halfway down the right-hand side in the picture below.